Corel: we will love the Mac
"We will prove that we are serious about supporting the Mac platform. We will show that the graphics professionals who use Apple will still have an important point of reference in Corel." The statements by Ian LeGrow, responsible for the software development sector for Corel's graphics, are in an article published yesterday by ZDNet that appears to be a response to the skepticism aroused in the base by the news that the Canadian company had almost purchased whole Metacreations product line. The promise not only to continue to implement and improve a software that had many admirers, but also to offer a new way to purchase it. "Our goal – says LeGrow – to sell via the Internet in different ways: paid downloads, Internet shops and Internet promotions. Users will be able to freely choose which software they want and when they want it ". For the further development of products such as Bryce and KPT Corel intends to refer to the user base" which will play a decisive role in indicating the path of subsequent development ". Finally, the current original interface will not be eliminated, but further consolidated, becoming a feature of other Corel products. Summing up: the purchase of MetaCreations products, more than a simple incorporation, must be seen as a refounding of the graphic sector of Corel that will benefit both the company and its users.